Norm - Don was injured in battle twice - I have the citation and GO for those. And in the train wreck which the "powers" decided was not "in battle". I received no notice of any of those. NONE! However one Purple Heart might have been refused though I should have thought he was still wounded.
Some time ago and I do not have the quote I read that Eisenhower issed an order (Might it have been a request only?) to the Red Cross that the next of kin of all men either wounded or ill were to be notified.
Now I wonder if hospitalization might have had something to do with the notification. Don would not have been in hospital for one. Mary